Gordon Adams was the senior White House official for national security budgets from 1993 to 1997. He joins Bob to discuss President Obama’s proposed Pentagon budget.
Then, a Mexican custom called la cuarentena holds that a new mother gets 40 days of rest during which she is taken care of and allowed to bond with her baby. And in Vietnam, money clubs help members plan for vacations, taxes, even weddings and college tuition. These are just two of the customs that Claudia Kolker writes about in her new book, The Immigrant Advantage: What We Can Learn from Newcomers to American about Health, Happiness, and Hope. Kolker talks about many other customs that have been brought to the United States by immigrant groups, and adapted to American life by the second generation. [Broadcast Date: January 11, 2012]